Ludwig & Van Dam franchise attorneys is also the market leader and specializes in the legal aspects of the supermarket sector, in particular from the perspective of the independent supermarket entrepreneur. Issues that will be addressed include:

  • business succession;
  • acquisition/merger;
  • Sales processes;
  • project development;
  • Non-competition
  • contracts;
  • Valuation;
  • Property;
  • Exclusivity;
  • Online;
  • Formula changes;
  • Purchase Options/Matching Rights;
  • rent;
  • Competition;
  • Forecasts;
  • Formula choices and condition systems;
  • Binding mechanisms, discharge loans;
  • franchise law;
  • Tailor-made agreements.

Ludwig & Van Dam’s specialists handled thousands of, often complex, supermarket cases and have been involved in all mergers and acquisitions in the consolidating supermarket sector and the agreements made in that regard. Both between entrepreneurs and organizations and between entrepreneurs and the government (ACM). Ludwig & Van Dam successfully handled not only the individual but often also the collective interests of the (associations of) franchisees. As such, Ludwig & Van Dam is also able to make a good comparison between the various formula options, but also between the existing cooperation variants within the formulas.

In the vast majority of our supermarket practice, our knowledge and experience of not only the law, but also the sector, the various formulas and the actors, can lead to a good and, above all, commercially attractive solution. But, if necessary, we stand firmly for the interests of supermarket entrepreneurs and certainly do not shy away from legal proceedings.

We stand for honest and practical (process) advice. We provide clarity in advance about the costs and feasibility of each process. In short, Ludwig & Van Dam is happy to be your permanent partner in legal and (legal) strategic matters that concern your supermarket company. We would therefore like to invite you for a non-binding introduction!